Choosing toys for any child can be overwhelming this time of year. Many parents have asked, "If I'm going to buy toys anyway...which ones are the most therapeutic?" Parents are looking for toys that are developmentally appropriate, durable, and fun. Fortunately the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just posted a great link regarding toy selection: AOTA Toy… Continue reading Wondering how to choose toys for your child with Down syndrome?
In providing descriptive praise for children with Down syndrome it is important to be clear. Tell the child what they did correctly, not what they avoided. We want to affirm the behavior the child used.
Many parents...take issue with why clinicians test children with Down syndrome using standardized measures.
One of my colleagues, Krystin Turner, OT just passed this fantastic link my way. Enjoy!
Another wonderful opportunity for families in Cincinnati! The Parent's Journey...From Shattered Dreams to Hope for the Future Parents attach to their children through dreams, yearnings, fantasies, illusions and projections into the future. Children are often seen as one’s ultimate “life products,” the reflection and extension of one’s very being. A disability most always shatters parents’… Continue reading 31 for 21: The Parent’s Journey presented by CCHMC’s Family Resource Center